Special Events

Independent Bookstore Day at both stores!

Sat, 04/29/2017 (All day)
Both Stores!

Join us at 9am in Lynden or Fairhaven to be first in line for exclusive, limited-edition Independent Bookstore Day items; hear Tom Robbins read his essay from My Bookstore at 4pm in Fairhaven; and keep your eye out for treats, prizes, games, and giveaways throughout the day(including a special contest for those who visit both stores and free audiobooks from Libro.fm)!

Tom Robbins, My Bookstore - Independent Bookstore Day Event!

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

What better way to round out our Independent Bookstore Day celebration than with a reading by Tom Robbins? Come listen to him read his essay about why Village Books is his favorite Indie bookstore to browse, read and shop. His essay is one of eighty-two tributes written by well-known writers as part of the collection My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read & Shop, newly released in paperback this month!

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Children's Book Week and Screen Free Week: May 1-7

Mon, 05/01/2017 (All day) to Sun, 05/07/2017 (All day)

Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and booksconnect. Village Books donates 10% of all kids' book purchases made during Children's Book Week to the Children's departments of the city and county libraries! And for the first time, National Screen Free Week coincides with CBW to create the perfect pairing. Click to check out the variety of free events (authors not attending) we have planned to keep kids engaged and having fun with books - including a visit from special guest Skippyjon Jones in both Fairhaven and Lynden!

Open Mic Night with Laurel Leigh

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books invites everyone to enjoy local talents as they share their own stories, poems and essays! Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience.

Open mic is usually held the last Monday of each month at 7pm in the Readings Gallery. Sign up at our main counter on the first floor or call (360) 671-2626. Laurel Leigh, local writer and teacher, will emcee. Read Laurel's monthly re-caps of the open mic nights, as well as writerly news & updates at www.DearWriters.com.

ENW Workshop with Pete Johnson: Power of Vulnerability

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

In a world that has become highly politicized, vulnerability is treated as a weakness and avoided at all cost. Our true strength in teamwork, communication, and learning to play Win/Win relies on our ability to be vulnerable and create a safe bubble for others. Personal strength lies in vulnerability.

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